McLellan to coach 'Team Alfredsson'

January 20, 2012, 9:34 pm
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Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will join the New York Rangers John Tortorella behind the bench to coach Team Alfredsson for the All-Star game on Jan. 29 in Ottawa, the NHL revealed on Friday.

Captains for the game are the Senators Daniel Alfredsson and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, whose current head coach, Claude Julien, will unsurprisingly lead Team Chara.

McLellan and Tortorella were chosen as coaches based on their teams have the best winning percentage in the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, respectively, on Jan. 9. Julien and his staff are there as the defending Stanley Cup champions.

McLellan, who was a coach at the game in 2009 in Montreal, doesnt expect it to be too grueling of an affair from his perspective.

I was joking around, what coaches need to do is probably know how to say next in more than one language. Thats usually the extent of it, he said on Thursday.

Torts and I will have the best seats in the house.

Sharks forward Logan Couture is the teams lone participant in the game.